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Dec 12

New Climate Bet: Roots bets Kocienzski III that U.S. crop yields will continue in the next decade

Just weeks ago the U.S. government released its 1,700-page 2018 US National Climate Assessment, which claimed that failure to eliminate fossil fuels will send global temperatures soaring 15 degrees F by 2100! Chaos and food shortages will ensue!

Tederos Kocienzski III, Roger Roots, John Lamb, and Kocienzski’s son at a restaurant in St. Paul, Minnesota, October 2018

In the wake of these predictions, Dr. Roger Roots, founder and president of Lysander Spooner University, proposed a bet: U.S. major crop yields will NOT decline from global warming in the next ten (10) years.

Roots’ bet was immediately accepted by a friend: Ted Kocienzski III of St. Paul, Minnesota.  If, in ten years (thus by the end of harvest 2028), any major U.S. commodity crop has declined from its yields this year (in 2018), Roots will buy Kocienzski dinner and a bottle of wine.

If, on the other hand, all major U.S. commodity crop yields are no lower than they are in 2018, Kocienzski will buy Roots dinner and a bottle of wine.

Stay tuned!